Category: Clinics

Toward Success, Through Concentration & Practice

Today I’m going to concentrate on “concentrations.” The concept is really neat — you take a certain number of classes (a quarter of your total degree requirements, or fewer) in the area of your concentration, and at graduation, you receive a certificate indicating completion. BU Law offers concentrations in five areas (Health Law, Intellectual Property Law, International Law, Litigation […]

Keeping Clients Safe with Restraining Orders

One of the most common client issues I have encountered, while operating under SJC Rule 3:03 certification (which allows students to work with legal aid clients under supervision, among other things), is harassment or abuse from family members, intimate partners or acquaintances. Restraining orders are available to keep people safe. In Massachusetts, the only state where I have […]

Participating in a Clinic at BU

When I told my parents I wanted to go to law school, they were not exactly on board.  They envisioned litigators and dramatic courtroom scenes that they had seen on television and in the movies, and could not picture their shy daughter doing such a thing.  If anyone asked me when I first began my […]

Going to Jail

This year, I chose to do the Immigrant Rights Clinic (IRC) at BU Law. After my work at the Florida Immigrant Coalition this past summer, the IRC seemed like a good way to follow up on what I had learned and to further my lawyering skills. For the majority of the clinic this semester, I […]

Make a Note of It: 2L is History, and Summer is Here!

My second year at BU Law has been over for a few days now. Most students have finals for another week or two, and first-year students have journal write-ons after that. I have been told I’m lucky. I have been told to shut up — by a jealous classmate or two. I made some unusual (and, I […]